“Heavenly Father, we gather in this place in a spirit of celebration and gratitude. Thank you for the blessing of bringing our Bride and Groom together in marriage today. We again ask you to bless their marriage, their beautiful family, and all of those who love and care for them. Help them to stay strong and communicative, and to be open and forgiving. Help us all, with your grace, to do the same. God, bless this feast we are about to receive from thy bounty through Christ our Lord. Bless the hands that tended to it, bless those who gathered it and bless everyone who prepared it that we may enjoy it here together now… Let this reception be an honor to You as You watch and guide this beautiful couple, and all of us, all the days of our lives. Amen.”